Agilist out of conviction
Andy is a trainer / coach in the areas of Agile methods, leadership and digitalization. He is a member of the Brainbirds TechLab and conducts bootcamps and retrainings of IT teams in the course of this. As an interim manager he accompanies companies in the applications and introduction of agile methods, as an entrepreneur he gains experience and knowledge in various startups.
Andy spent several years in management positions at various companies in the consulting, software development, media and e-commerce industries, including Hubert Burda Media (CTO abantis media) and ProSiebenSat.1 (CTO maxdome). He has been working as a manager, consultant and interim manager in IT management and software development for more than 15 years. He has built digital products, services and teams for numerous companies in the areas of Web Solutions, Social Media, Customer Analytics / Big Data and E-Commerce. As a freelance project manager and interim manager, he helped build Birkenstock Digital GmbH for Birkenstock.
As an IT expert, Andy has been working regularly with distributed teams since 2008 and has gained experience with many collaboration tools during this time. In his trainings, Andy combines his methodological and leadership experience with the right mix of tools to put the individual and not the tool in the foreground and to open up added value when working in distributed virtual teams.
He graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Oldenburg and is currently attending the MBA program in General Management at Munich Business School while working. He is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) of the Scrum Alliance.
Andy is a father of three and, together with his wife, he is also trying out the use of agile methods for organizing a family of five.